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Jan - May 2019

 

Mai - Sept

Here comes the quarterly update y'all have been waiting for....Seriously, my life has just become a nightmare and haven't got time to do anything.  Last update ended up on a Beamer trip to Andaloucia and rejuvenation of my french Harley for a planed tour of Provence in the summer.

Meanwhile on the Texas front, and after my harmstring injury got cured, I carried on riding a combination of off-road and on-road tour.   Took my KTM to Rio Bravo, where I elaborated an interesting Cross-country tour suiting my riding style.

All going well till, a bloody steel rod sticking out of nowhere came and damage my radiator.
 

 


While waiting for a replacement, I hooked up with Bill whom I had met in Vietnam one year ago and had now relocated from Australia to Houston, and along with my partner in Crime in Houston, Jean-Louis, we took few rides in the hills countries of Texas, or along the Galveston coast.

 

Now, it was time to head to France for well deserved vacation and a small tour of Provence and a long awaited stop in Ginaservis where the famous film "les 4 saisons d'espigoule" was shot.

And since then, apart from one enduro weekend riding at Brunes Mills with the Trail Riders of Houston, not much to talk about.

I will be heading back to the US, shortly, and have planed to spend at least one day at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston.

and from our Kaien's disciple blog 

As usual, some random shites, some bikes I like, some stars on bike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January to May 

2019 here we come....
Had a off road incident in Brune Mills Texas that resulted in 2 months of not doing f.all...

 
As I was about to cross an fairly easy obstacle, my leg got stuck under tree root while bike kept going leaving my growing and right leg stranded behind.   Am laughing now but it was so painful that I drove straight to the ER.    
So, not much activity to speak for.  Although, worth to mention that I spend 4 days in France, to work on my bike and get her ready for this summer ride.   I shorten the handle bar and had to redo all the wiring
 
 
Then I changed the footpeg, removed the side plate and installed a Custom made Texas Style plate on the rear fender, and changed the headlight and rear lights. 
 
 
 
Finally I chaged the rear suspension and the front break caliper.
 
 
 
Here is how it looks and sound
 
Next job is to change front spring to Progressive spring to have better front control and if finance allow, go to PM rear caliper.  
 
 I did manage to fly back to the US for one week and used that opportunity to go the F1 motoGP and attend the Handbuilt.   I like the Handbuild better this year then I did last year.    Here are my 3 favorite pics for this year.   
 
 
 
 
I also attended the MotoGP at Circuit Of The America.   As usual, it was Marquez but contrary to previous year he lost the front wheel.   Got me exited to see Rossi win but he lost lead in the last lap.  
 
 But one of the best thing that happen over the weekend was the discovery of a HD salvage yard, next to the circuit.   A paradise of a thing....
 
 
 
They got spares for everything.... I could have spent the whole day there just going through boxes...But had to have a good Texas Style Pull Pork Sandwich instead.  Will come back
I took a quick ride with the miss to La Grange to keep the chopper alive.
 
 
 
 And headed back to Europe.   When I got to England, I realized I had to fly to Gibraltar the following week for work.   And as luck would have it, it was the same time for the Spanish MotoGP in Jerez which happen to be 1,5hrs away from Gibraltar.  
 
So, here it go again, rented a F800 from Malaga Airport, headed to Gibraltar and then to Jerez
 
 
 
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One last thing.   Do you remember the Triumph Scrambler I built about one year back which was a hybrid between a Triumph Tr6 1964 and Yamaha MX 370.  
 
I had built the mock up but cause I moved more or less to UK, I sold it to a british guys.   Well, it tore my project apart and built this little beauty. 
That's all for this update lads´╗┐
 

 

I realize I have neglected my fellow disciples for a while.   Well, that's life.... get used to it.  So carrying on from last time, starts with some random shite, followed by bikes stuff, bikes of the months, follow by some ladies.

 
 That one really made me laugh....
 


And some products that am kinda fond of ...
 
 
 
Some bikes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And here is one beautiful paint tank
 
And finally some birds,
 
 

 

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